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6 Must-Visit Places Around Kandy in Holiday Season - Top Attractions in the Iconic Hill Country City

Kandy is one of the most beautiful cities you find in Sri Lanka. Read on and find out about the top attractions you will find in this wonderful city.


The Temple of the Tooth Relic

This is one of the most sacred sites of worship you will find in the paradise island of Sri Lanka. The Temple of the Tooth Relic, which is also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa is where a relic of a tooth of Buddha is enshrined. You will be able to visit this temple with immense ease from many parts of the city. Keep in mind that since it is a famous place of worship you will have to wear decent clothes that cover your body well when visiting it. Every year in the months of July and August, the procession of the Temple of the Tooth Relic takes place in the city attractive devotees by their numbers. It is known to be one of the grandest Buddhist festivals in the world.


Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya

This is yet another charming attraction which you should not miss when travelling in Kandy. The Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya should certainly be included in your travel itinerary if you are travelling with kids. The lush greenery of the place will surely take your very breath away. Be sure to bring along your camera as well as the sights of the placewill enthral you for sure. You will have to witness the blooming splendour of the orchid collection here as you visit!


Kandy Lake

The glistening Kandy Lake lends perfect colour and charm to the city for sure. You will find lots of locals and tourists flocking to the banks of the river to enjoy a casual stroll in the calm hours of the evening. This will surely be a delightful experience which will remain etched in your memory for a very long time. If you stay at a centrally located resort in Kandy such as the famous Hunas Falls Hotel Kandy it will be quite easy for you to access the lake in the evening. Keep in mind that the weather here can get cold in the night so bring along a light sweater as well.


Udawattakele Sanctuary

This is one of the most popular attractions here in Kandy. This beautiful haven of lush greenery sheltered ancient kings back in the day too. It was converted into a sanctuary and is now known to be an important bio reserve which covers over 104 hectares.


Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

If you are travelling in Kandy you have to make sure you visit the famous Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. It is a famous attraction in the country which many tourists visit. The orphanage provides shelter to a large number of Sri Lankan elephants. You will get the chance to witness them bathing as well when you visit this place.


Knuckles Mountain Range

If you want to enjoy a wonderful experience being at one with nature, you will have to visit the famous Knuckles, Mountain Range. You will be able to enjoy a delightful hike here too so come prepared!

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